As a community based Housing Association, we are proud to work in partnership with local Universities providing placements to local students. As well as providing office based work experience, we are currently working with a group of students from Cardiff Metropolitan University’s School of Business on real life problem solving. As part of their yearly assessment, students are given problems to research and tasked to come up with a range of innovative solutions. Members of our Housing Management and Development teams have enjoyed sharing their professional knowledge whilst listening to exciting new ideas from students. This shared approach to solving real business issues with ‘out of the box’ thinking could help Taff improve our services. Students can come up with innovative non-traditional ideas, looking at different forms of construction for our new housing stock or innovative new ways in which we can deliver our services.